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Monday, March 3, 2003

DANCE OF ’DESIRE’

Choreographer Diamond stages Tennessee Williams’ ’Streetcar’ at BCBC

On Sunday, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts will present two exciting New York City premieres - choreographer Alonzo King’s "Chants" and choreographer Mark Diamond’s two-act, "A Streetcar Named Desire" - both performed by the North Carolina Dance Theatre. Comment.

GOTTA HAVE IT

Brooklyn, Spike Lee’s home, has starred in his movies from the start. Comment.

BOOGIE NIGHTS

Remember the 1970s, when women were women and men wore heels? Remember doing "The Hustle" and "shakin’ your groove thang?" Comment.

RED WINE & SYMPATHY

These are troubling times, what with a possible war on the horizon and the economy in the pits. But a French man and his wife hope to heal us - one cassoulet at a time. Comment.

SOUTH SIDE

Go beyond the trendy cafes, clubs and boutiques of Williamsburg, and meet the other, struggling residents of the burgeoning neighborhood in an exhibition of 51 black-and-white photographs by Regina Monfort, titled "Beyond Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY." The exhibit will open at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library at Grand Army Plaza on March 5 with a reception from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Trustees Room. Comment.

BOOT CAMP

If you thought Italian food was spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmigiana, Grappa Cafe owners Luca and Robert Caravello want to give you a culinary lesson - every week. Comment.

JUST BEAD IT

The Brooklyn Museum of Art is hosting a colorful Mardi Gras-Carnival party on March 1, 5-11 pm, as part of its monthly First Saturday series. Don’t be afraid to dress the part; the Carnival costume contest will be judged from 9 pm to 9:45 pm. Comment.

FAMILY TIES

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis came out of semi-retirement in 1962 to star in the classic thriller "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane." The aging film stars played aging film stars in a movie about a sadomasochistic sister-sister relationship that erupts when the Davis character finds out the Crawford character is planning to put her in a sanitarium, causing Davis to decide it’s time to make her theatrical comeback - and settle a few scores. Comment.

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